I still think an "obstructed view" is a great value....I've had all types of rooms and will cruise more often with the "obstructed view"...I'm never in the room long enough to look out the window or balcony..... Read entire member review.
My husband and I, and two friends booked cabins with an obstructed ocean view guarantee. I did not get a bump up in category and was assigned cabin 8529. We had a big window that was partially obstructed but we still had a great view. My friends got a two category bump up and were assigned a cabin with a port hole on deck 4 in the front of the ship. I was glad I did not get a bump up to that cabin. My room was relatively quiet. It was close to the Crystal Atrium so we heard the solo act Tino until 10:00 pm. Read entire member review.
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